Other Adventures: Short Films

Here is the first short to be made that was written by and “stars” me. “Jerry Generic: Modern Comedian” satirises the contemporary comedy scene.

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I have a supporting role in the first music video made by Dogshit Johnson (Ross Main), which was also filmed and edited by the Production Attic team who made “Jerry Generic”.

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I have, for a few years now, had an association with  http://www.ickleflix.com/, a Scottish independent film company who have just made their first feature film, a fantastic and funny romantic comedy set in and around Glasgow. You can read more about Fast Romance, and see the trailer, here.

I have built sets for them, some bigger than others, done some set dressing, led fit-ups and strikes of said sets, and appeared in three of their short films. Which you may be interested in seeing. All are directed (and largely written/co-written) by Glaswegian fight director Carter Ferguson. For further information, please see the information boxes on the specific videos posted below. And leave comments if you’re so inclined, thanks.

The Way: Five minutes of all-out action. I get taken out with a sword while lunging with a baseball bat.

Shadow Play: Fifteen minutes in two sections. I’m in this as the main ‘bad guy’, the one you can see, and built the set.

The Rage: 25 minutes in three sections, this is a fan film set in the world of 28 Days/Weeks Later. I’m halfway into ep 3, for milliseconds.

I hope you enjoy them, if so please support local independent film-making by ‘liking’ the facebook page for Fast Romance: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fast-Romance/235981955303

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I’ve also worked on a short film by the director of Silver Tongues, Simon Arthur, called Rebel Song. This was my first ever film project, for which I constructed the entire three-sided house exterior, 3m square and 6m tall. It was built in Glasgow Sculpture Studios, then dismantled and rebuilt on location in the grounds of Culzean Castle. For some reason, I can’t post the video here, but you can watch the full fifteen minute short here.

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Currently working on props for Episode Six of Revision too, you can watch the first five episodes here. Directed by Matthew Cowan, who has also filmed many of my stand-up videos thus far (which can be seen in the main blog for December 2010). Here is the trailer for Episode Six:

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